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Johnny Manziel

February 8, 2016
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Another young, rich athlete seems to be on the path of total destruction.  For whatever reason, Johnny Manziel has not been able to handle the spotlight that his college career thrust upon him.  If you believe some of the stories that have been written about Manziel, his troubles began even before he signed the...

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Reds’ Caravan Revisited

February 4, 2016
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I hope you were able to attend the Reds Caravan last Thursday at the local Y.  One of the people on the tour was Reds’ manager, Bryan Price.  Bryan is still upbeat knowing that the Reds will face an uphill battle this year in the National League Central Division.  After all, only Homer Bailey...

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Blind Track

February 3, 2016
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Yesterday I talked about the track clinic that I just attended in Indianapolis.  Some of you will remember Jon Saner who ran hurdles for me while attending Batesville High School.  Jon, of course, was not blind but had very limited vision.  Everyone was amazed that Jon picked hurdles as his event.  I did not...

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State Track Conference

February 2, 2016
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I just got back from Indianapolis where the IATCCC (Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches) held their annual track conference.  For several years I have been in charge of introductions for the speakers at this conference.  Over 750 Indiana coaches attended this year. One of the speakers on Saturday was Hall of...

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Girls Sectional Week

February 1, 2016
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Good luck to all the area girls basketball teams as they enter the 2016 sectionals.  The team with the best chance to make a long run in this year’s tourney is the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles. Coach Scott Smith’s team is rated #1 in several polls and #2 in the power rankings for Class A...

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Shelby Rupp

January 29, 2016
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Congratulations to Shelby Rupp who played high school ball for the Batesville Bulldogs last year.  This year the 6’2″ Rupp is a forward on the #1 ranked Thomas More College basketball team.  In her last game Shelby scored 7 points as the Saints beat Waynesburg.  She was 3 of 4 from the field and...

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Indiana College Basketball

January 28, 2016
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Who will represent the state of Indiana in this year’s NCAA tournament?  Not too many years ago, Indiana was regularly getting 5 or 6 teams in the tournament every year.  Lately, it seems to have slipped.  So, who will go this year?  Will it be Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, Butler, or Valparaiso? At this...

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Reds Caravan

January 27, 2016
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I hope to see you at the YMCA tomorrow morning, January 28.  WRBI and I will be welcoming the Reds Winter Caravan to Batesville.  This event is scheduled to start at 11:15. The Caravan features Bryan Price, the Red’s Manager.  It also includes minor league infielder Alex Bandino, utility player Ivan DeJesus, Jr., and...

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Who Is More Important?

January 26, 2016
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When I was running through the channels the other day, they were arguing on ESPN about “who is more important”–Tom Brady or Bill Belichick.  I don’t plan to answer that question here, but I am going to talk about whether it is the coach or the players who make a winning team. All coaches...

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Super Bowl

January 25, 2016
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The teams have been set for Super Bowl 50.  Congratulations to the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.  Denver earned their spot with a 20-18 win over New England, and Carolina routed the Arizona Cardinals 49-15. This will be a fitting conclusion to the distinguished career of Peyton Manning if he chooses to retire.  It...

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all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
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5:00 pm Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner @ Milan United Methodist Church
Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner @ Milan United Methodist Church
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Milan United Methodist Church will be hosting a Fat Tuesday Pancake dinner (all you can eat) on 2/9/15 from 5pm to 7pm. Free Will Offering.
6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Feb 9 @ 6:10 pm
‘Fun Crayons’ are recycled from broken crayons, then made into many fun shapes and colors. Every cent made from the proceeds of these sales goes directly for ‘Totes for Tots and Teens (Project T3). You can purchase Fun Crayons at: The Gooseberry, Joan’s T-Shirt Printing and Lisa’s Sew and Tux in Batesville, and Gary’s Wood Design in St. Leon, www.Project T3.com or call Carrie at 812-933-1519.  

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